Apple Workshops and Classroom Training

I've set up a new fall workshop series for 2017, due to be held on the 4th Thursday of every month at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville from 2-4 pm 

Aug 24 - Intro To Mac Part 1 -  In this two hour workshop, we’ll explore the rudiments of the Finder and System Preferences to better understand and organize your files. Time Machine Backups, basic folder structure, anti-virus and security options. Learn basic Mac and computer terminology, how to use the Sidebar and Desktop more effectively, best practices for maintenance and more. It’s recommended but not necessary that you bring your Mac laptop if possible. Here's a link to the event page and for tickets.

classroom trainingSept 28 2-4 pm - Intro To Mac Part 2

In this second installment of the Mac computer workshop series, we'll explore the native OSX applications, such as Mail, Safari, Photos, Contacts, Calendars and iTunes, as well as Preview, Quicktime etc.. Learn how to attach a photo to an email, how to create a group email message, how to create a photo album or playlist, effective web-surfing strategies, Bookmarks, etc. Info and tickets here

Printing Photobooks and Calendars - Oct 26 2-4 pm

This will be a hands-on workshop instructing you how to create photo books, calendars and cards using your Mac's Photos apps. There was a time when we would have old-style photo books on our living room coffee tables, and browsing family photo albums was a social occasion. Now, with Photo libraries upwards of 10, 20, even 50,000 photos, it's simply unrealistic for your guests to enjoy your pictures. We're going to explore and work on creating calendars, photo albums and personalized cards using the Mac OS Photos application. Click here for details and tickets


iPhones, iPads and the iCloud - November 23 2-4 pm

Right now, there is more computing power in your back pocket than NASA used to put a man on the moon. One of the most common questions I get in the course of my daily work, is "What the heck is the iCloud, and what does it mean to me?" This 2 hour workshop sets out to explain what Cloud computing means, and how to put this advanced, but simple to use technology to work for you and your multiple devices. Learn to sync your contacts, your calendars, your music and your photos on all your Cloud capable devices.  Click Here For Tickets and Details




  • Just got home. plugged the router and computer in and its working!!!  Go figuure. You must have done something right.


    Al Z

  • Dan retrieved the iPhoto library I had deleted from my boyfriend's computer from a Time Machine backup I didn't even know we had. Thank you Dan, you saved my bacon!

  • Just a quick note to thank you again for coming by……this is working ever so much better. See you next month.
  • Hi Dan,What a difference!  My MacBook is working much faster now, and not getting hung up.  The newer OS and more memory really helped.Thank you.


  • Hi Dan:

    Thank you so much for helping out with my urgent problem the other day, so promptly – and from the arena! I really did appreciate it (and was so impressed!).


  • Whoa .....fabulous ...wonderful ...fantastic ...beautiful......OMG ...thank you so much. I will look into the photos and see what I can do  ....touble is I don't actually know much about Marilyns life! I will make something up .....!!  wow Wonderful to what you have created...


  • Hi Dan,

    It was great to meet you and thanks for your help, I love the dual screen and upgrades. I seem to have forgotten how to access the iphoto shots from the original iphoto and can only find the few new ones, can you re direct me.


  • Your expeditious replacement of my hard drive is very much appreciated. I had a little trouble restoring the system, but it's now working perfectly (and it seems to be a little faster).In my excitement I forgot to ask about warranty. What do I do?Thank You again

     Trevor W Jackson

  • Hi Dan, thanks for the January newsletter. I added my vote to you for "outstanding customer service".


  • Hi Dan,

    I picked up quite a few useful things in class even without a laptop, and enjoyed the course. Do please let me know if you decide to offer an intermediate level follow up. Thanks,